Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

      Albuquerque, NM, USA

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
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      66 reviews
      Oct 4 - 9, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 1
      Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
      Albuquerque, NM, USA

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      • Email address verified
      66 reviews

      Oct 4 - 9, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 1

      About this trip

      This is one of the most colorful events worldwide! Five hundred hot air balloons fill the skies in the brilliant skies of the southwest. Enjoy the art, shopping, and culture of New Mexico on this tour,  leaving right from Champaign.

      NOTE: while we show the tour as sold out, if you put yourself on the waiting list (no obligation), we will likely be able to get space for you.


      • Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta - Dawn Patrol & Balloon Glow • Old Town, Albuquerque • 3 Nights in Santa Fe • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center • Los Alamos Science Museum • Loretto Chapel • Santa Fe City Tour • Taos Pueblo • Taos • High Road to Taos


      *Price is per person based on room occupancy chosen. Premier World Discovery operates the tour as a disclosed principal. The deposit is $725 per person. The tour balance is due 7/4/24 with a discount of $100 per person if paid by paper check or e-check via WeTravel.

      • The document required is a government-issued REAL ID with a photo. • Insurance coverage included is Premier’s TPP; for coverage details, see covering cancellation charges; other terms at are incorporated by reference. • A local host is provided only from Champaign to Chicago O’Hare Airport to get you checked in for your flight, but not as a host on the tour. Price and details are subject to change. If you do not want to be covered by the included Travel Protection Plan (TPP), enter the discount code NO-INSUR for a $325  per person reduction when booking.  

      Tour Activity Level: 3

      EASY 1 (2) 3 4 ACTIVE

      Travel & Save with Compass Club

      The Premier Compass Club rewards our valued guests with special recognition and a Compass Club Loyalty Credit on future tours and cruises. Guests who have completed a trip will automatically be enrolled and receive an additional $100 per person or $200 per couple Compass Club Loyalty Credit applied to their next Premier World Discovery tour or River Cruise. Loyalty Credit is valid for 24 months from your last tour.

      Travel Protection Plan option for Refund

      FULL REFUND if sick and unable to travel*, or canceling for any reason, get a 75% credit towards a future Premier World Discovery tour later in the year (the latter applies up to 48 hours before scheduled departure). The included Travel Protection Plan costs $325 per person and is not refundable.

      The Travel Protection Plan also includes Post-Departure coverages for Trip Interruption and Delay, Baggage/Personal Effects and Delay, Emergency Accident/Sickness Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation of Remains, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, Non-Insurance and Emergency Travel Assistance Services 24/7.

      *You are also covered if there is a death in the immediate family.

      Click green Select button, to book

      Book securely online 24/7* by clicking the green button, or call Bill Owen at 217 619-0202 or Mary Beth at 217 840-8724. Or mail a deposit check to Stevie Jay Travel, 4413 Trostshire Cir, Champaign, IL 61820. 

      *Credit cards or "e-checks" from a checking account are welcomed and entered securely on WeTravel.

      Accommodations # nights (5)

      Albuquerque (2) Albuquerque Marriott, Doubletree or Crowne Plaza, Albuquerque

      Santa Fe (3) Inn of the Governors, Doubletree by Hilton or Hilton, Santa Fe

      On some dates, alternative hotels may be used.

      What’s included

      • Round trip motor coach
        transportation from Central Illinois
      • Round trip flights
      • Round trip transfers
        from the airport to the hotel
      • Tour director,
        baggage handling, transportation, sightseeing, and admissions per itinerary
      • 7 Meals
        5 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners
      • Current taxes and fees
        (tax/fuel surcharges are subject to change)
      • Hotel accommodations
        (5) nights
      • Travel insurance
        Premier World Discovery's TPP (Travel Protection Plan) is included

      What’s not included

      • Tips
        Tour director, driver, and local guide (allow a total of $72-108 per traveler)
      • Airline checked bag fee
        currently $35 per bag (subject to change)

      Available Packages

      Double Room Traveler
      Available until April 4, 2024

      Room for two people. The package includes Premier World Discovery's Travel Protection Plan of $325 per person; coverage may be waived by entering discount code NO-INSUR.

      Deposit: $725
      Single Room Traveler
      Available until April 4, 2024

      Room for one person. The package includes Premier World Discovery's Travel Protection Plan of $325; coverage may be waived by entering discount code NO-INSUR.

      Deposit: $725
      Triple Room Traveler
      Available until April 4, 2024

      Room for three persons using existing bedding (two double beds). The package includes Premier World Discovery's Travel Protection Plan of $325 per person; coverage may be waived by entering discount code NO-INSUR.

      Deposit: $725


      Day 1, 10/4/24 Friday
      Champaign-Chicago/O'Hare-Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Board our private vehicle to Chicago O'Hare. Today, fly to Albuquerque, founded in

      1706, where you will meet your Tour Director. Later, check into your hotel for

      a two-night stay in Albuquerque, locally known as “Duke City”. Tonight enjoy

      a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers. (D)

      More Photos includes a larger map in the Photo Gallery at the bottom of the webpage

      Your Organizer

      Stevie Jay Travel LLC
      66 reviews
      Stevie Jay has been leading tours and broadcasting in radio for decades now. He's crazy about his wife, Janet, and their four kids. Bill Owen has been designing custom tours for 51 years and lives in an olive grove. Stevie Jay 217 840 9913; Bill 217 619-0202. Our home page is at


      We had a great time! Travel was super easy with our bus to and from the airport, check-ins at the airport and into each hotel. It was great to have days perfectly planned with a great list of activities. We really enjoyed our travel guide in San Francisco - he was so knowledgeable and did a great job showing us around. Our LA guide was OK but I think it was hard to see much of interest as LA seems so spread out. We also wanted to provide a special 'shout out' to our bus driver (Ruben w/Via) for the week. Ruben was fantastic!! Would definitely go again!
      By Robert R for Wisconsin to World Ag Expo in California on Mar 03, 2024
      It was a delightful trip! Mary Beth does a beautiful job, as usual. Every detail went smoothly and was handled first class! 'Sorry to learn that there are no other day trips planned for the future. Janann Vance
      By Janann V for Yuletide Celebration 2023 on Dec 17, 2023
      The trip was good except for the flight which is normal and the bus back from Ohara but understand this will be corrected and gift available for future trips. But I also must mention the dinner on the last night there. Dinner was a long way from hotel and the time we it took us plus and the time we returned just did not make any since, since several in our group had to get up to catch their plane home early in the morning. It would have made much more since to have this dinner the night prior and the last dinner could have been held in the hotel or a walking distance from the hotel and much earlier. This should be looked at on any of your future trips
      By Michael M for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 06, 2023
      Overall, it was a great trip! The group guide was excellent and the local guides were also very good. I learned something new every day and have amazing photos to remember this trip for years to come!
      By Maryann H for Culinary Journey Through Tuscany on Nov 03, 2023
      I enjoyed the accommodations, the tour of Provence, small towns, the guide, Gerard, the luxurious bus and wonderfully competent driver, Alessandro. The experience were exuberant, cooking class, truffle hunting and tasting, the boat ride. I enjoyed the people and camaraderie.
      By Kathryn M for Provence & Riviera, Off the Beaten Path on Oct 18, 2023
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